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Old 08-27-2008, 02:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
How to make a Spring Pole (PIC HEAVY)
Kane Kane is offline 08-27-2008, 02:53 AM

After seeing a post like this on anouther APBT forum I desided to try this for my self.

This is pretty heavy duty and I bought everything but the biting surface at Lowes for $25. Now these are my pictures(because some of his didn't work) but I did copy his directions because they were perfect.

Things you will need:

1.Eye Hook (Large enough for the chain to go through)



2.Chain (length depending on the size of tree being used)



3. (Qty 3) Locking Karabiners (One smaller than the other two. It has to fit into the chain link.)



4. Heavy duty spring



5. Rope (Buy more than you think you will need better to be safe than sorry)



6. Bite Surface. (Hide, Mini chew tire, Old cloths)



7. Duct tape or electrical tape.

Directions:

1. Screw the eye hook into the top of a horizontal branch.
- This provides an anchor for the chain so it doesn't move along the branches length.
- Common sense... pull on the branch a few times urself to simulate the dogs movements on the springpole. Make sure it can support his weight plus.


2. Place the chain thru the eye hook so that both ends dangle under the branch.


3. Place the small karabiner thru both end links. Then place the larger one through the small one. Make sure to test the width of the karabiner against the size of the holes in the links of the chain before you buy it.


4. Place the loop of the spring onto the large karabiner and lock it closed.
- Make sure to check the max load on the spring to ensure ur dogs safety. Also very important is to make sure that the karabiner is thick enough not to slip thru the gap on the ring of the spring end. If you look at the pic of the spring you can see what i mean.


5. Place the third karabiner on the other end of the spring and lock it closed.


6. Tie one end of the rope to the karabiner with several knots and then tape the knots so they do not release.
- Tape them the same way you would the grip of a baseball bat or hockey stick.



7. Check the height of ur dog to where the end of the rope should be and leave alittle extra for knots to attach the grip.
- Your dogs back legs should always be able to touch the ground to prevent injury.


8. Affix gripping item and tape off any knots created.
- I punctured two holes in a deflated soccer ball and threaded the rope thru both then tied and taped it off. Works well for me. Use whatever ur dog likes best.

Here is what it looks like mocked up befor on the tree.




Good luck and remember to triple check all construction. Your dog will thank you for it.

I will have pictures of it up tomorrow hopefully.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Old 08-30-2008, 02:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
 

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Here is what it looks like up. I have a really tall tree so I needed alot of rope. Kane took right to it. He played for about 15 min. I will try and get video up sometime next week.

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Old 09-04-2008, 04:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Thanks for the info. I'm going to try this.
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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I wish I had an accessible tree. I'm gonna try the diy flirtpole that someone posted up earlier. Nice Spring pole though
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Old 09-16-2008, 08:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
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thank you, this should help out a bit
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Old 09-28-2008, 02:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
 

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i have my springpole in my room since my tree is still a baby (yes i planted a tree so that i can one day attach the springpole to it. if you don't have a tree there are other ways you cna still use a springpole
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^^ old swing sets work great.
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it is simpler to make a springpole with two bike tubes and a rope this holds up to 180 +lbs
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
 

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i dont know my spring pole only took like 5 minutes to make.
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Old 10-10-2008, 03:09 AM   #10 (permalink)
 

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thanks for the tips im gonna hook mine up soon
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Old 10-11-2008, 09:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
 

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the only thing i hate about a spring pole on a tree is that something it gets stuck up in the tree when it bounds up...
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Old 10-12-2008, 12:00 AM   #13 (permalink)
 

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hey guys i need some insite on how to get my pup 2 actually use the springpole. he just sits there and watches it swing back n forth lol

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thats what my boy does too. right now i am not too worried since hes still a puppy he tugs on it a bit but hes not all excited. you have to put something on the end of it hat they really really like. from what i hear cow hides work really well but seeing how mine is inside my bedroom...thats not going to happen right now on the end of mine is a towel
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Old 10-12-2008, 04:07 AM   #15 (permalink)
 

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yea i guess im just getting a little ahead of myself. i dont want him to get bored with fetch 7 days a week lol but im gonna have to be patient im gonna have to use something like a rawhide bc he tears those things up!

P.S.! how do you have a springpole in your bedroom?! lol what did u anchor it too?
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